Tag: Mafia affair
Macedonia 11.06.21 | 14:45

MoI swiftly issued a passport to an Albanian mobster wanted by Interpol for cocaine smuggling

On October 16, 2018 at 12:07h, Elvis Vladi, an Albanian citizen, entered the premises of the administrative services of the Macedonian Ministry of Interior, took a photo, left a fingerprint and the next day he received a Macedonian passport under the name Selami Hoxha, “Mkd.mk” reports. On...

Macedonia 11.06.21 | 13:39

Only conditional sentences for issuing passports to drug lords

The Skopje Criminal Court found Faruk Buki, Vesna Kolevska and Branislava Spisic guilty in the “Double” case. Defendant Buki was sentenced by the court to three years in prison, while defendants Kolevski and Spisic were given suspended sentences of one year in prison in case they repeat the...

Macedonia 08.06.21 | 10:59

Four international drug lords obtained Macedonian passports on the same day last year

Last year, on October 1, as many as four heads of international drug cartels came to Skopje, were photographed in the premises of the Ministry of Interior, left fingerprints, received new identities and Macedonian passports, MKD analyses. According to the indictment, on October 1, 2020 in Skopje, Macedonian...

Macedonia 10.05.21 | 12:16

Mickoski: The answer to why clerks received symbolic sentences in “Mafia” affair follows in the video in which Peker reveals that he was at Zaev’s home

Sharing the video in which the Turkish mobster Sedat Peker, one of the people who obtained a Macedonian passport with a fake identity, reveals that not only he was a good friend of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, but also that he was at his home, the VMRO-DPMNE leader says that it is answer to all the ambiguities...

Macedonia 10.05.21 | 09:49

Fuat Jusuf, a fugitive sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 2008 robbery, among those who illegally obtained a passport

Among those who illegally obtained a passport with stolen personal data was Fuat Jusuf, a participant in the 2008 robbery of the money transfer of the Post, KOD reported. Although he is a fugitive with an international arrest warrant, sentenced to 15 years in prison, Jusuf managed to obtain a passport...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 17:43

“Mafia” affair convicts were sentenced to only 2 years in prison and were not charged with the other acts because that’s what they agreed with the people who ordered the forgery of passports

The people convicted for the fake passports received only two-year prison sentences and were not convicted for the other crimes they committed because that’s what they agreed with the real perpetrators and those who ordered the passports to be issued to criminals who are part of the mafia, said...

Macedonia 05.05.21 | 18:16

Mickoski: There will be accountability for the “Mafia” affair immediately after the change of government

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of VMRO DPMNE announces that there will be accountability for the “Mafia” affair that he revealed, immediately after the change of government. When I revealed the Mafia affair, Spasovski and Zaev said that I had committed sabotage. Today, when over 200 criminals...

Macedonia 16.04.21 | 15:27

Spasovski acknowledged that there are dual ID numbers: Sedat Peker obtained an ID card under the name Xhadin Ademovski from Cair in January 2021

The Mafia affair has a new continuation and that is the Mafia 2 affair. According to our information submitted by a whistleblower, we reasonably suspect that there are persons, citizens of Macedonia with dual personal ID numbers, most of which are fictitious, and they can be abused for economic crime,...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 15:35

Vukotic under the name Gjorgji Andonov in 2020 bought a company in Bulgaria from a close friend of the Zaev family, involved in DEA’s operation

It is not a question whether this government will fall, but Zaev should think about what will happen next after the fall of this government, says Mickoski revealing another affair in relation to the issuance of Macedonian personal documents to criminals, involving the leader of the Skaljarski gang Jovan...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 11:03

Amid the “Mafia” affair, the Zaev family play saints and donate ambulances

Certain media outlets have reported that a company owned by the Zaev family has donated another fully equipped ambulance to transport patients to the Strumica hospital. In addition to the vehicle, protective equipment has been donated to the employees of the Covid Center. This is not the first donation...

Macedonia 13.04.21 | 15:52

EC confirms Macedonia may lose the visa-free regime because of Zaev and Spasovski’s “Mafia” criminal affair

The “Mafia” affair got international proportions. The issuance of official passports and documents by the Ministry of Interior to world criminals, drug bosses, mobsters and members of ISIS is a threat to the security system of other countries, not just the Macedonian one. Macedonia has become...

Macedonia 12.04.21 | 19:51

EC following the “Mafia” affair: Failure to meet the requirements could lead to visa suspension mechanism

The European Commission has no comment after it was revealed that passports have been forged in Macedonia, but the EU’s executive body notes that it monitors the fulfillment of all visa liberalization requirements, MIA reports from Brussels. Following public speculation that Macedonia could lose the...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 22:33

Nikoloski: If officials involved in the “Mafia” affair don’t resign, then Macedonia will probably face repercussions on the EU road

Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, talked on TV Sonce about the current political developments, as well as the current “Mafia” affair which was revealed to the Macedonian public in the past few days. Nikoloski stressed that the process of issuing passports to criminals, murderers...

Macedonia 07.04.21 | 19:12

I will seek damages, pursue justice to the end, says a man who identity was stolen in the “Mafia” case

KURIR got in touch with one of the people whose identity was abused in the “Mafia” affair. He says that he will seek justice and will pursue it to the end, because his personal data have been abused by the state, ie by the Ministry of Interior. My identity has been abused by the state and...

Macedonia 07.04.21 | 17:48

Alliance on the “Mafia” affair: In Macedonia it’s easier for a criminal to obtain citizenship than a person born in this country

Following the Mafia affair, as VMRO-DPMNE called it, which was the first to reveal the scandal with the issuance of Macedonian passports to foreign criminals, the AA-AAA coalition also reacted. Elmi Aziri asks with how many witnesses did the 214 drug lords get the citizenship and how did they pass through...

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 20:03

Mafia affair: Ministry of Interior issued passports to head of Skaljarska gang and head of Turkish mafia

Jovan Vukotic, head of the famous Skaljarski gang, is one of the two major Balkan drug bosses who obtained Macedonian passports from the Ministry of Interior, informed VMRO-DPMNE. Vukotic received the real Macedonian documents under the name of Georgi Andonov. The second person is Sedat Peker, a Turkish...